Why eating more veggies or quitting smoking isn't as powerful a resolution as taking better care of your skin.

Posted by Lisa Selwitz on


Did you make a New Year's resolution this year? According to statistics, 80% of people will fail at their resolutions by the first week in February1. That's harsh. One study found that 55% of resolutions are about health2. This same study found that enjoyment and importance were the significant factors that determined whether or not people were successful. And in the end, the researchers found out that only the enjoyment factor really mattered. Immediate rewards from new behaviors were the motivation for people to change their habits. Not hard to believe. Some resolutions, like eating veggies and quitting smoking, will just never have that enjoyment factor.

How many of us keep saying we should use sunscreen more often? That’s a resolution not easy to keep, at any time of year, because there aren’t immediate rewards. Only avoidance of ‘punishments’ like wrinkles, ages spots, or worse.

We think resolutions that have immediate rewards and protect your skin are the best. Carrying a Lily-Lark sun parasol does both. They're beautiful accessories which block 98% of the sun's UV rays - so you're being your fabulous self while using sun protection. Why not look chic while doing something good for yourself? And 98% of all women think that looking chic doesn’t hurt.*

*We made that number up. It’s more like 100%.


1 US News December 29, 2015 

2 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 1–12 © 2016 by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc


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